The Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) in collaboration with Karis and Eleos Hands of hope foundation have trained and supported 300 women on business and entrepreneurship ‘mumpreneur’ skills in Kano.
The Manager, Public Affairs, North, NBC, Muhammad Aminu said, NBC is now 60 years in Kano and it is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility to give back to the community in other to support the development of the state.
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“NBC and the good people of Kano have history, so, it is pertinent for us to strengthen that relationship as we clock these remarkable years by supporting women, youth and communities in general.
“They are closing out on a week long training session on different businesses which include soap making, shoe making, jewellery making, pomade among others and they are given some incentives to kick-start their businesses.”
Speaking on behalf of the implementing partner, Mumpreneur Women Support Initiative, Mofolushade Shonake, tasks the participants to be ambassadors of the initiative by making sure they support each other’s businesses while urging them to keep the spirit of partnership for a successful network.
On his part, the District head of Dala, Turakin Kano, Abdullahi Lamido Sunusi said, “It is time for women especially mother’s to know that they cannot remain ideal at their husband’s houses, they have to wake up and be contributing to as little as they can.
“Even our wives, traditional leaders are not just like that, they are mostly into different kind of businesses. The time has passed when you just sit and rely solely on your husband’s.”
He enjoined them to make judicious use of what they were taught and given so as to help themselves, their children and households in general.